|Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat - TED.com|
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q and A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; business; iraq; 2010
|Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world - TED.com|
As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what's happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond -- at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; global issues; iraq; media; politics; technology; 2011
|Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead - TED.com|
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning -- and addressing the possibility of failure.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; iraq; leadership; peace; war; 2011
|Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace - TED.com|
In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful "backline" stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; iraq; politics; war; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks - TED.com|
The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who's reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED's Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished -- and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; global issues; iraq; military; news; politics; technology; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Carne Ross: An independent diplomat - TED.com|
After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a "freelance diplomat," running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Business Innovation Factory; TED; Talks; global issues; innovation; iraq; politics; state-building; 2009
|Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy - TED.com|
By leading the Americans in his audience at TEDxPSU step by step through the thought process, sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand -- not approve of, but understand -- the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone truly understand and empathize with another?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPSU; TED; Talks; culture; empathy; global issues; iraq; politics; society; war; 2010
|Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts - TED.com|
Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; iraq; peace; politics; third world; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010